Finally updating my Dad on the phone front (we bought him a Pixel 4a for his birthday). Yes, that's a galaxy S4.:-)
So... what's going to happen to the S4? Will you use it as a bedside clock?
@randynose he's gonna keep it there just as a spare. The new one will be a bit of a learning curve but it's not like he was an expert with the S4. He just has a much better phone and I removed a lot of the hurt from my tech support role at the same time. Two birds. :-) He's 83 and on his own so it will give him a bit of a learning challenge but he says he's up for it. 👍
Yea, I'm cogitating on what I need to do for my Mother-In-Law down the street. - I'm thinking I'm going to test out the Chromebook that I have, and don't use, on her to see if she's ok with it VS the old Windows 7 machine... I _Could_ try Windows 10 on it, but.... Not sure if it would be worth the effort. - Just need to see how well it (Chromebook) will work with a keyboard and Monitor.
The wife uses hers all the time, Although she's got the fonts way to big, and still doesn't get around on any machine well.
@randynose psst.. I go up a notch on font size too. No shame in that.
@randynose my dad has an old Dell laptop with Xubuntu on it but he hardly uses it. If I were to get him a new one it would likely be a Chromebook because all he really does is use the browser and Gmail. It's a good choice for cost and simplicity in terms of updates and maintenance (basically none). I've had zero issues with mine and while I've moved away from it for work related stuff, it's still on the family room table because it's really almost instant on and is great for web based stuff.
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